Opening new avenues for employment in NorthEast, First Fruit Center inaugurated in Mizoram
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 07-Mar-2018

Mizoram, March 7: Strengthening the bilateral ties and collaborating with Israel, a first of its kind regional center for agriculture was inaugurated in Mizoram today. The Center was inaugurated by Minister of State of North Eastern Region Dr. Jitendra Singh exhibiting the First fruit Center in Mizoram which will exclusively process citrus fruit.

The first-of-its-kind centre in Northeast, will not only generate revenue, but also open up new avenues for young Start-Ups and youth. The project has been set up with a remuneration of around 8-10 crore. The project has been intended to set up with a tripartite collaboration between Government of Israel, State Government of Mizoram and Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare.

Although located in Mizoram, the Center will cater to the entire North Eastern region. To begin with, this Food Processing Center will concentrate exclusively on the processing of “citrus” fruits and Israel will provide the bulk of expertise knowledge and professional support.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, this Center is a start to a wider and a larger collaboration between India and Israel. He further added that the various activities of the Food Processing Center will be extended and widened. This will further widen and create possibilities of intending future collaborations with Israel for setting up such ventures in different states of North Eastern Regions.

Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon said that in the long run, the Government of Israel is looking forward to establish one such Center in each State of India. He said, the Center in Northeast could also cater to other neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, etc.